The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) has been a major undertaking of the past year or so. Recognizing that a holistic study and analysis of Muni hadn’t occurred in a quarter century, the SFMTA has been collecting all manner of ridership data — essentially, how many people ride the bus, and where they get on and off the bus. The data will help us to understand the efficacy (or lack thereof) associated with current stop configurations and route alignments. By assimilating the data, the MTA will gain an increased understanding of ridership trends, so that service can be adjusted to better fit those trends. By early next year, the TEP will be ready to recommend concrete ways to improve Muni service.
Over the course of the next week, the TEP committee will be hosting several meetings to present some of their findings and to gain public input. To reach as many people as possible, these meetings will take place all over the city, both on weekends and during the week:
Excelsior District Meeting
Saturday, October 20 (10:00 am to 12:30 pm)
Monroe Elementary School – Cafeteria
260 Madrid St. at Excelsior Ave. (Enter on Madrid)
Nearest Muni lines: 14, 29, 49 and 52.
Mission District Meeting
Saturday, October 20 (3:00 pm to 5:30 pm)
St. Peter’s Catholic Church – Lower Hall
Alabama St. at 24th St. (Enter on Alabama)
Nearest Muni lines: 9, 27 and 48.
Inner Sunset Meeting
Monday, October 22 (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) – Recreation Room
9th Ave. at Lincoln Way (near the entrance to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens).
Nearest Muni lines: 6, 43, 44, 66, 71, and N.
Civic Center Meeting
Tuesday, October 23 (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. at Polk St.
Nearest Muni bus lines: 9, 12, 21, and 49, or use Civic Center BART/Muni station.
Everyone is encouraged to attend one of these meetings to weigh in and to learn more about the TEP findings. If you need even more incentive to go, a raffle for a free Muni Fast Pass will be held at each meeting!